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Weekly News, April 17 to April 23, 2017

Eugenio Espinoza Awarded Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Offered to Artists, Scholars, and Scientists Who Are Citizens or Residents of the US and Canada
Eugenio Espinoza was awarded a fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation the field of Fine Arts, in the category of Creative Arts, offered to citizens and residents of the United States."

Tamayo: The New York Years
The Smithsonian American Art Museum will open a major exhibition on Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) on November 3, 2017. Tamayo: The New York Years, is the first exhibition to examine how Tamayo’s experiences in the United States.

Another Lygia Makes it to MET
Brazilian artist Lygia Pape is less well known in New York than her contemporary, Lygia Clark, whose retrospective at MoMa in 2014 was the first time that a woman artist from Brazil had a retrospective there.
Reverberaciones: arte y sonido en las colecciones del MUAC (Reverberations: Art and Sound in the MUAC Collections)
The exhibition titled "Reverberations: Art and Sound in the MUAC Collections" at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) will remain open to the public until July 23.

The Josée Bienvenu Gallery Moves Into a New Space
The renowned Josée Bienvenu Gallery in New York City will move into a new space located in the same building that it has occupied for some years now.


Interview with Teresa Velázquez: "Lygia Pape. Magnetized Space"

On the occasion of the first retrospective exhibition by Brazilian artist Lygia Pape, titled "Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms (1927–2004)," at the MET Breuer, we feature an interview by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía with curator Teresa Velázquez who talks in detail about the exhibition "Lygia Pape. Magnetized Space."

In the interview, Velázquez addresses the work by Pape and the artistic influences of European geometric abstract art in her work, as well as the manner in which she incorporated these influences into the cultural context of Brazil based on notions of the body, time and space. Velázquez also describes and analyses some of the works included in the exhibition, like the Tecelares (Weavings), Ballets Neoconcretos (Neo-Concrete Ballets, created in collaboration with artist Gilberto Mota and poet Reynaldo Jardim), the performance titled Divisor (Divider), and Libro de la Creación (Book of Creation), among other works.

Lygia Pape was cofounder of Brazilian neo-concrete art and was interested in establishing connections between art and real life. By incorporating life experiences into art objects, she became one of the first Latin American Artists in considering the merging and interaction of the space inhabited by the work and the space of viewers.

The exhibition "Lygia Pape. Magnetized Space" showcases the multidisciplinary nature of Pape's work, manifested through several mediums: sculpture, painting, performance, books, installations, and audiovisuals

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ArtNexus 104
March - May 2017

Tamayo ilustrador
(Tamayo Illustrator)
Quite different from the extended bibliography focused on the pictorial and muralist works, the edition is dedicated to Tamayo oeuvre in the field of illustration.
Price: US$45



Recovering Beauty. The 1990s in Buenos Aires
Catalogue that accompanies the exhibition held at The Blanton Museum of Art, featuring the work by 13 artists, who created most of their works during the 1990´s, contributing to the definition of an important moment within the art context of Argentina.
Price: US$70